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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots CB Logan Ryan talks about how "turnovers are contagious" after the team had three interceptions in Friday's preseason win over Carolina. Ryan had one of them.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Blazing-hot Dustin Pedroia is expected to miss the Red Sox's Sunday Night Baseball matchup against the Royals for personal reasons, as the Boston Herald reported. Additional details, including how many games Pedroia will miss, are not yet known. Sox manager John Farrell will address the situation later today in his pregame press briefing. Pedroia has 11 hits in his last 12 at-bats.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Blazing-hot Dustin Pedroia is expected to miss the Red Sox's Sunday Night Baseball matchup against the Royals for personal reasons, as the Boston Herald reported. Additional details, including how many games Pedroia will miss, are not yet known. Sox manager John Farrell will address the situation later today in his pregame press briefing. Pedroia has 11 hits in his last 12 at-bats.

Stats & Info

Surging starters meet on Sunday night

Both Yordano Ventura (5.15 first-half ERA) and Eduardo Rodriguez (8.59) have done their best to put their early struggles behind them with dominant second halves. The two will face each other on Sunday Night Baseball. 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Survey says: Celtics headed in right direction

A survey of New England sports fans that gauges opinions on Boston pro sports teams included several interesting takeaways about the Celtics.

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Olney will remember Ortiz's passion for hitting (0:45)
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Just how hot has Dustin Pedroia been?

ESPN Stats & Info and the Elias Sports Bureau break it down:

  • Pedroia has at least four hits in his last three home games, which is a Red Sox franchise record (Elias)
  • At one point Saturday, Pedroia recorded a hit in 11 straight at-bats, which started back on Thursday. That mark was just one shy of tying the MLB record, which has been done three times. Walt Dropo was the last do so back in 1952 for the Tigers (Elias)
  • In his past 3 games, Pedroia raised his batting average from .306 to .320. He went from 11th to second in the AL batting race

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Price is finally right for Red Sox

With a win against the Royals on Saturday, David Price is now 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA in his last four starts. Prior to that stretch, he had been winless dating back to July 10 (five starts over that time), ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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Moving Pedroia to leadoff spot paying off for Red Sox (0:56)
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David Ortiz's best moments on Sunday Night Baseball

The Red Sox slugger could be playing his final game under the Sunday Night lights. Stats & Info looks at his success on that stage.

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Ortiz: My mind is telling me it's time to go (1:36)
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Mookie Betts taking advice from Ortiz (1:17)
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Red Sox power past Royals (1:01)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mookie Betts ends an 8-3 Red Sox victory with a shoestring catch. Betts, Xander Bogaerts and Hanley Ramirez went deep, Dustin Pedroia notched four more hits, and David Price grinded through six innings, as Boston remains one game behind Toronto in the AL East.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dustin Pedroia grounds into a double play to end the eighth inning, ending his streak of hits at 11 consecutive at-bats, one short of tying the major-league record. Also, Pedroia's on-base streak is stopped at 12 straight plate appearances.

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Red Sox take Duffy over the Green Monster, back-to-back (0:48)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

11 consecutive at-bats with a hit for Dustin Pedroia, who is one shy of tying the major-league record.

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